The Stolen Letter by Paige Shelton

The Stolen Letter is the fifth of the Scottish Bookshop Mysteries. I’ve read all of them, and while you could jump in at this one, you’d miss seeing Delaney, our amateur sleuth, starting her adventure, new in town, to finding a second family at the bookshop, falling in love, and …

Murder in Moscow by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain

Jessica is part of a delegation of publishers and writers meeting with their Russian counterparts, first in Washington, then in Moscow. This is just after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the goal of the gatherings is supposedly to help Russian publishers deal with the change to democracy and …

Resorting to Murder edited by Martin Edwards

So, who else is dreaming of vacations right about now? This collection of British mystery short stories centers around vacations/holidays. Our detectives are supposed to be enjoying themselves, but are of course drawn into solving whatever crime has occurred, most often a murder. Like any anthology, some stand out above …

Clutch of Constables by Ngaio Marsh

This is the second boat mystery I’ve read recently. This one is a river cruise that Alleyn’s wife, Troy, has booked on a whim. David and I have talked before about doing a cruise on the Mississippi before and I started looking at options the other day, thinking that planning …

The Case of the Late Pig by Margery Allingham

“The main thing to remember in autobiography, I have always thought, is not to let any damned modesty creep in to spoil the story. This adventure is mine, Albert Campion’s, and I am fairly certain that I was pretty nearly brilliant in it in spite of the fact that I …